Purpose // Five Minute Friday
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I believe we have all asked the question more than once.
What is my purpose?
Growing up, I wanted to know that my life mattered, that I was placed on this earth for a reason and that I would leave a mark behind, something to be remembered by. I think these are desires everyone has.
For the last 20 years I walked in what I thought was my life’s purpose. I vowed I would remain in that role until the day I died. But God had other plans.
Despite the fact that it initially broke my heart, I have come to trust that God understands me more than I understand myself. And although what I was doing was good, God has greater things for me still. I’m not exactly sure what those things are. I’m now in the middle of my life and I continue to ask the questions. In many ways, I still wait for the answers.
In the meantime, I believe my purpose is to love God, and be loved by Him. It’s to know God and be known by Him. Does anything else really matter?
I still want my life to matter and I still want to leave a mark. I am learning to rest in the fact that my life has meaning and purpose in the mundane. In my roles as wife, mother, homeschooler, employee and friend, there are opportunities every day for my life to have meaning. God gives glimpses of Himself every day, and those glimpses are meant to be shared with others. My purpose is to reflect Christ in all that I do.
I still long to do greater things. I want to self-publish more books. I want to do art again. I want to continue to encourage others through my writing. But what if the greater purpose that I desire is found among the ordinary, among the people I see every day (my family, friends and co-workers), and among the things I do each day, as mundane as they may be. I believe my purpose will be found as I continue living my life to the fullest, each and every day.
How about you, my friend? How are you finding your purpose among the mundane?
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